Lenovo is partnering with Shark Tank judge Naomi Simson to launch the ThinkBook Mentorship Program to give regional small business owners a leg up.
Entry to the program is now open, with Lenovo offering three participants the chance to be equipped with the latest Lenovo ThinkBook technology to power their business, and the opportunity to be mentored by Big Red Group founder Naomi Simson.
The program aims to upskill regional businesses to prepare them to take advantage of opportunities that come with digital transformation. Simson will share her insight and advice on running a business.
Commenting on her new role as ambassador for the program Simson said: “Lenovo’s vision of Smarter Technology For All is something that resonates with me so I’m delighted to partner with the brand. Technology has been critical to the success of my own businesses and I look forward to helping other entrepreneurs harness the power of digital. The success of many Australian businesses on the world stage shows that it pays to nurture our local entrepreneurs.”
Lenovo’s Managing Director, Matt Codrington, said small businesses are the lifeblood of the Australian economy and Lenovo wants to assist them to unleash their growth.
“For many small regional businesses, technology can unlock huge potential by connecting them to customers across the globe. At Lenovo, we’re focussed on designing products which empower our customers and the ThinkBook range has been created with small business owners in mind. The ThinkBook Mentorship Programme will combine world-class technology with one of the smartest business minds out there,” Codrington said.
Applicants’ businesses must be registered outside a state capital city in order to be eligible for entry.